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Nikko To Mount Fuji

Nikko To Mount Fuji

Following what had been an interesting previous week, albeit travelling through a less notable area of the country, this last week took us to two of Japan’s finest (and arguably most famous), sights - historic and stunningly beautiful Nikko, followed by that most...

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Leaving Hokkaido: To Northern Honshu

Leaving Hokkaido: To Northern Honshu

Just the south western corner of Hokkaido remained in our travel plans here and while our expectations for this area were muted, as often happens there were some very pleasant surprises - some even quite quirky ! This was the route that took us back to Hakodate and...

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Hokkaido: Shiretoko And The East

The stunning lakes and outdoor onsens on the Akan National Park were definitely hard to leave but the next area of Hokkaido to explore would offer equally beautiful attractions and reminders of some Cold War challenges between Russia and Japan that linger to this day....

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Hokkaido:  Wakkanai And Beyond

Hokkaido: Wakkanai And Beyond

Our route through north western Hokkaido. Come to Hokkaido and in the eyes of the Japanese it’s a bit like exploring the Wild West - some remote, forbidden frontier where most people just don’t go. Head to the very northern tip of Hokkaido and you are really living...

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Hokkaido:  The South West

Hokkaido: The South West

It was a long drive to get up here, and we dealt with a most frustratingly ridiculous issue getting our van on the ferry ( more on that later ), but once the door was lowered and we drove off the ramp into the streets of Hakodate, calm was restored and thoughts of...

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North, To Hokkaido

North, To Hokkaido

The added bonus of making our way up to Kanazawa, while otherwise quite out of the way, was the fact that we were now at the base of the Noto peninsula, a region of Japan especially popular for its scenery, historic thatched-roof housing, and some of the country’s...

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Jeff + Lois

Jeff + Lois

We are Lois and Jeff, of Kelowna, BC, Canada. Recently retired with a serious overlanding travel bug, we hit the road in our truck camper in May 2019, initially tackling the Pan American highway. The PanAm completed in April 2022, and truck camper sold, we plan to continue exploring again later in 2022 in our Sprinter 4×4!

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